John R. Delaney

Contributing Editor

John R. Delaney

As a Contributing Editor for PCMag, John Delaney has been testing and reviewing monitors, TVs, PCs, networking and smart home gear, and other assorted hardware and peripherals for almost 20 years. A 13-year veteran of PC Magazine's Labs (most recently as Director of Operations), John was responsible for the recruitment, training and management of the Labs technical staff, as well as evaluating and maintaining the integrity of the Labs testing machines and procedures. Prior to joining Ziff Davis, John spent six years in retail operations for Federated Stores, Inc. before accepting a purchasing position with Morris Decision Systems, one of New York's first value-added resellers of the original IBM PC. For the next five years, he was responsible for buying and configuring IBM PC, XT and AT desktops for many of New York's financial institutions. He then worked for the now defunct ComputerLand chain of PC dealers before joining PC Magazine in 1987.

Recent Articles by John R. Delaney

The Best Smart Thermostats for 2021

Whether you want to control your home's heating and cooling with your phone or your voice, the best connected thermostats offer flexibility and can help save you money on energy.

By John R. Delaney

Eufy Solo IndoorCam C24 Review

4.0

The Eufy Solo IndoorCam C24 is an affordable home security camera that offers lots of features for the price including sharp 2K video, voice control, and intelligent motion alerts.

By John R. Delaney

The Best DIY Smart Home Security Systems for 2021

Keeping an eye on your home with a security system doesn't need to involve professional installation or monthly fees. It's also not nearly as hard as you think. Check out the best do-it-yourself smart home security systems we've tested for simple and affordable ways to stay safe.

By John R. Delaney

The Best Smart Home Security Systems for 2021

Need a security system but don't know where to start? We've tested all the major DIY and professionally installed security packages to help you determine which is the best smart home security system for you.

By John R. Delaney  & Alex Colon

The Best Smart Locks for 2021

Keys are so 20th century. A connected lock offers both security and flexibility, letting you control access to your home with your phone. And installation is easier than you think. Here's what you need to know and the best smart locks we've tested.

By John R. Delaney